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After Wimbledon [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Gilby Roberts
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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A British chick lit / romantic comedy novel about romance, family and having the guts to move on to a new phase of your life.

'This book was full of great characters, an exciting story line and I left the book feeling really happy.'
-- Chick Lit Reviews & News

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After 12 years on the pro. tennis tour and four years with her sort-of boyfriend, Lucy Bennett has had enough. She wants real life... and real love.

Her life, her decision. Right? Well, no one else seems to think so. With opinions on all sides, Lucy's head is spinning. And she's stumbling right into the arms of long-term crush and fellow player Sam. Shame her boyfriend - his arch-rival - would sooner smash a racquet over their heads than agree to a simple change of partners.

As the Wimbledon Championships play out, Lucy fights for her life on and off the courts. The question is: what will she be left with after Wimbledon?

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Novel (approx. 70,000 words, 250 Kindle pages), suitable for age 16+ (sexual references, some sexy scenes - no graphic sex - and some mild profanity). Written in UK English.

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Praise for After Wimbledon:

'I always love a book that can suck me in and hold me until the last page. This was such a great story that had me falling in love right along with the characters and experiencing all of their ups and downs.'
-- Globug & Hootie Need a Book

'After Wimbledon is fun, flirty and fetching, with charming characters.'
-- The Suburban Eclectic Review

'I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for an uplifting book with strong characters and a great storyline.'
-- Chick Lit Reviews & News

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More praise for After Wimbledon:

'The author has helped me to understand so much more about how tennis is played and how intense it can be.'
-- Chick Lit Plus

'The characterisations were great and the setting is unique.'
-- Lost to Books

'For someone like myself who's into tennis, chick lit and celebrity gossip this one really was a great eye opener and brings the reader right to Wimbledon.'
-- Frothy Reads

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 792 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GZ88WIS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,437 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jennifer Gilby Roberts writes chick lit /romantic comedy and women's fiction novels and short stories featuring sweet romance and dry humour. They will especially appeal to fans of Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes and Jane Costello.

She has a degree in physics and a postgraduate certificate in computing, so a career writing fiction was inevitable really. She was born and grew up in Surrey/Greater London, but now lives in Richmond, North Yorkshire with her husband, small daughter, two middle-aged cats and a lot of dust bunnies.

Her main job is taking care of her daughter, who was born three months premature but is now a healthy toddler. Previously she worked many thrilling jobs in administration.

JGR can also be found getting red-faced at zumba class, reading historical porn (as her husband calls it - Regency romance to the rest of us) and humming nursery rhymes while going round Tesco. Her current obsessions include toffee crisp bars, Costa fruit coolers and the TV show 'Torchwood'.

She would like to thank everyone who's reviewed her work.

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Novels - The Dr Pepper Prophecies, After Wimbledon

Novellas - Early Daze

Short stories - Wedding Hells (prequel to The Dr Pepper Prophecies), Flights of Nancy

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Blog:
http://jennifergilbyroberts.wordpress.com/

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091029.Jennifer_Gilby_Roberts

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http://www.librarything.com/author/robertsjennifergilby

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chick Lit at its Best 17 Mar 2014
By Paulus
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You don't have to be a fan of Wimbledon or even tennis generally to enjoy this book. I'm not and I did. Ok, its a common theme of a girl stuck with a louse of a boyfriend and a much better chance in the offing, with all the usual doubts and setbacks thrown in. But that's typical chick lit and I suppose it's the getting there that entertains us, even though the end is never in doubt. That said, this book stands apart for a number of reasons. Firstly it is well paced as well as well written. Problems are solved in a reasonable time rather than dragging through endless chapters, as is often the case so you end up wondering if anyone can really be that stupid or indecisive . There is sex but the reader doesn't have to wade through umpteen pages of detailed eroticism each time, which many writers these days seem to feel is necessary but which I personally find boring. There are also a few unexpected surprises to keep you interested to the end. And although the main characters are tennis professionals and all the action takes place during Wimbledon, there are not endless descriptions of matches or technical jargon. Finally, the Kindle version is virtually flawless. Well worth the current selling price of £1.99
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I was so excited to read this book and it’s my first review for chicksthatread, so I hope you like it.

This is the story of Lucy Bennet, 28. She is a tennis pro and the book starts just before the beginning of Wimbledon, one of the Grand Slam tournaments. I’m a big tennis fan, so I was really happy about the theme and the surroundings.

Lucy has played professionally for 12 years now and is thinking about retiring and starting as a coach at her club. Or should I rather say her family’s club. Her parents, especially her mother doesn’t seem so happy about that.

Lucy is in a relationship with Joe Harker, also a tennis pro. Their relationship is not what you call a normal one though ;) Not telling you more here, find out for yourselves…

Then there is Sam Pennington, Joe’s arch-rival. Lucy’s had a crush on him for years, but she was too shy about it. Sam plays for Lucy’s club as well and guess what? He wants to retire as well and he announces that just before the tournaments starts.

Sam and Lucy start talking more and more and they get along really well. They were drawn to each other and I loved how Jennifer describes all these scenes, where their relationship developed. The most important thing: They want the same things in life, which I think is so sweet.

Now let’s talk about the tournament a little bit. The atmosphere was great and I as a reader felt so close to all of it. The matches, the press conferences and everything what happened around it. Jennifer found a perfect vivid and real way to put this into the story. Not only the tournament, but also Lucy’s feelings and emotions were included beautifully and very carefully. I could relate to Lucy all the way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun 29 Mar 2014
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This book is not my normal thing but I have to say I enjoyed it. I liked the characters and I thought the whole thing worked as an idea. I'm not a tennis fan but I didn't feel bogged down by the tennis bits, they were intrinsic to the story and worked for me. If your looking for a holiday read then this book fits the bill.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 12 Feb 2014
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Really enjoyed this book.

Easy book to pick up and you don't need to be a fan of tennis either, which was a relief.

Good story line and great characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 13 Jan 2014
By Yvonne
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Very good book I felt as though I was actually at Wimbledon. Have recommended it to several of my friiends
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 2 July 2014
By ShaunOK TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Jennifer was one of the first people to follow and interact with me on Twitter when I started my blog and is an incredibly lovely and generous person. She is also a big supporter of bloggers on Twitter. I really wanted to read her books but had a TBR mountain, I still do but I won her books through a giveaway and I love Wimbledon so managed to read this book in between games or 'after Wimbledon' had finished for the day. I went into it hoping it would be as good as I wanted it to be and luckily, it was!

I was really looking forward to the book given its subject matter and also because of some of the great reviews I read beforehand. After finishing this book I can safely say it was fantastic and I loved it. As with my other favourite genre, crime fiction, chick lit is very overcrowded, it takes a talented author to stand out. Jennifer's writing style is definitely her own, she has a very distinctive style of writing and it is very funny. We all love a bit of humour in chick lit and Jennifer does it brilliantly. Subtle at times and obvious in others it was great. Alongside the humour though we look for a good story and this book definitely has that. I thought some sentences were quite short though and perhaps commas could have been used instead.

You don't need to be a tennis fan to enjoy the book, it's just the setting of the book after all. However it does play a big role in the book. Each chapter bar one or two is set on each day at Wimbledon, as a fan of short chapters I struggled to put the book down as I can't put a book down mid-chapter and some of the ones here were quite long. I loved our main character Lucy. Written in the first person which I love in chick lit, she came across as a very likeable character.
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4.0 out of 5 stars New Balls Please!
A easy to read Game,Set & Love Match.A nice wee appetizer before the real Wimbledon starts, a nice light read!
Published 1 month ago by morag
5.0 out of 5 stars After Wimbledon
As a life long tennis fan, I absolutely loved this book. Very descriptive and well written, I was sorry when I had finished it ! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars After Wimbledon
Two of my favorite genres are entwined so this book was perfect for someone like me, so this was one that i was itching to read in the end i am glad that i did.
Published 2 months ago by Miss Coulson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Summer Read!
Like other reviewers, I too am not a tennis fan. However, the setting offers a bit of glamour and the writing and the characters created are superb. Read more
Published 2 months ago by LesleyP
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice easy read
I have to say I would normally be put off a book like this as I am not into tennis but for free I thought I would give it a go, I am glad I did it was a good easy read and i didn't... Read more
Published 2 months ago by lara croft
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely read 😀
After Winbledon is a lovely read, the story flows nicely. The character descriptions are thorough therefore you are able to build a good picture. Read more
Published 2 months ago by louise mcguirk
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
absolutely loved this book, the ending was perfect!! and had me excited for the real Wimbledon!! But I think it would have been a struggle had I not been a tennis fan!!
Published 2 months ago by Laura Miller
3.0 out of 5 stars Tennis romance.
I really enjoyed this book, it was light reading which at this moment in time was exactly what I needed. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Marie Cornish
5.0 out of 5 stars After Wimbledon
A delightful book (as ALL the books from Jennifer Gilby Roberts I might add:-). If you can't make up your mind, read this book (and highly recommended for every other situation... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gudy Terenzio
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading
Again a good little book. It is so frustrating though when these people don't get together for one reason or another!
Published 3 months ago by Christine Bucknell
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